Winter is a wonderful time with falling snow, crackling fireplaces, and precious family moments. However, like all beautiful things, this season also has a dark side - and Puzzle Box Horror is bringing you the ultimate guide to winter horror seasonal scares. From real-world terrors like almost dying from frostbite to holiday folklore creatures that pull you into the depths of … [Read more...] about Puzzle Box Winter Horror Guide
From the past articles in which we have discussed Robert Bloch and his creative works within the horror genre, we decided to talk a little bit about his most famous novels, especially Psycho, the film that almost overnight made Bloch a writing sensation. The Scarf (1947) This novel was originally published twelve years before Bloch's most famous work, Psycho (1960) and … [Read more...] about Novels, Television, and Film Adaptations of Robert Bloch
During his lifetime, Robert Bloch traveled through the horror subgenres in pursuit of any and all things strange, morbid, or macabre. He started his writing career by imitating his mentor H.P. Lovecraft and subsequently becoming Lovecraft's peer when he began to expand upon the Cthulhu mythos. It's fair to say that without the influence and encouragement of Lovecraft, Bloch may … [Read more...] about Robert Bloch: The Man Who Brought Us Psycho (1959)
What's really so horrifying about witches? Is it the stereotypical vision of the green old hag with a hooked nose, chanting foreign words over a bubbling cauldron? Or is it the idea that beings who have an extraordinary power can choose to curse the unwitting among us? The common concept of witches that we see in movies and books, or heard from overtly religious sources, is … [Read more...] about The Best Witch Horror Films – This is Why You Should Not Mess With Witches!
We’re starting off July with a bang—and honoring one of Horror’s great women writers! Although she was best known for her work in young-adult novels, she is considered a pioneering figure in the development of the genre, specializing in the sub-genres of horror, thriller, and suspense. Lois Duncan, an author that throughout her life dealt with innumerable travesties and tragic … [Read more...] about The Trials and Tribulations in the Life of Lois Duncan